[ hach-i-tahyt ]
/ ˈhætʃ ɪˌtaɪt /
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a soft yellowish mineral wax, C38H78, darkening on exposure: found in bogs and coal beds.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also hatch·ett·ine [hach-i-teen, -tin]. /ˈhætʃ ɪˌtin, -tɪn/.
Also called adipocerite.
Origin of hatchettite
1865–70; named after Charles Hatchett (c1765–1847), English chemist; see -ite1
Words nearby hatchettite
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